An image of what is purported to be Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone has been spotted in an ad reportedly clocked at a Target store in America.
The blurry snap shows a handset that looks remarkably similar to the iPhone 4, except it boasts noticeably rounder edges with a curvier look to the metallic band that surrounds it.
Although it’s hard to tell, and we’re really guessing at this point, the phone also likely sports a curved back, which, if it’s even real, would play right into rumours that Apple is ditching the all-flat chassis of the iPhone 4 in favour of return to a form factor closer to that of the iPhone 3GS.
By the same token, however, the home button, which has been increasingly speculated lately to be longer a part of the fixture, looks very much alive and present.
Of course, this could very well be a mock-up so take this with a healthy pinch of salt. The phone in the ad could simply be a placeholder commissioned by Target to drum up excitement before Cupertino makes its announcement.
Still, with news that US carrier AT&T may be preparing for a September launch, it’s only a matter of time before we catch our first glimpse of the hotly awaited handset.